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McCahill’s 1947 Review of the Jeep Station Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine

UPDATE ON ME: Like Lazarus, I have risen once again to rejoin the living! Whoo hoo! 

For my first post back, I doubt Willys Overland could have paid a reviewer for a better review of their wagon. This review was featured in the February, 1947 issue of Mechanix Illustrated that I bought off of eBay.

Also, thanks go to several readers who donated funds prior to Christmas. This allowed me to purchase multiple items, including all the brochures/articles featured since Christmas Eve.

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5 Comments on “McCahill’s 1947 Review of the Jeep Station Wagon

  1. DPS

    That first paragraph prophesied with great accuracy 71 years ago the reasons for the current popularity of the SUV. Thanks for sharing this, David, and glad you are feeling better!

  2. CraigInPA

    As I was reading this, I was wondering if my ’63 wagon had de-evolved from the ’47 he drove? Having had Packards of the 1930’s and 1940’s, which ARE comfortable even when compared to a modern car, I can’t imagine to what standard he may have had in his mind when he called the wagon quiet and comfortable? My wagon, pretty much stock without any additional soundproofing or insulation, is certainly not “quiet” with wind noise, gear noise, and engine noise all intruding into the passenger compartment. The flat seats are ok for short trips, but I wouldn’t want to do any spirited cornering with them, and trips over about an hour has me again considering retrofitting modern seating.

  3. David Eilers Post author

    I’m finally feeling 100%. Thanks for the well wishes!

    Craig: I did not recognize the wagon he was describing either, lol. But, perhaps, noisy windows (due to the felt issues) truly were a problem and eliminating that made the ride seem much quieter? And, perhaps the wagon they gave him to drive was extra sound proofed?

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